Thursday, 31 March 2016

The Maiwiru Foundation.

World Health Day on April 7th aims to increase awareness of the global diabetes epidemic. Whilst raising awareness of this issue I want to highlight the work of the Maiwiru Foundation. It started  it's work 100kms from Uluru in a town where it was observed that the locals, despite being a dry community, still suffered alarmingly high rates of Type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.

The people here started looking at the food, and especially the amount of sugar that passed through the doors of the local store. Over time, a 'Good Food Policy' was established and the amount of sugar in-store was reduced. Funding for a nutritionist was found, the locals were educated about food, took control over the foods the shop stocked and health in the community improved.

Fast forward to present day, due to government and policy change (basically funding cuts) this programs effectiveness has been diluted a bit, the nutritionist is no longer available and there is more sugar on the shelves.

How can I make a difference?

I will donate 20% of my profit that is generated on April 7th, World Health Day, to the Maiwiru Foundation. Actually, I will donate 20% of my profit generated the following Thursday, April 14th to the foundation also.

So if you've been thinking it's time to review your health, by coming in on the 7th or 14th of April you can make a difference to the health of others as well as yourself

Appointments can be made online or via the phone.